Children’s Hour Birthday Planner

Frilly & Funkie Challenge: Children’s Hour Birthday Planner

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for another wonderful challenge at the Frilly & Funkie Blog. This time, Suzz is our hostess, and the challenge theme is It’s Not Easy Being Green.  Here are the details:

In honor of Earth Day, which is April 22nd, create an UPCYCLED project.  Re-purpose an existing item, Recycle an element that would usually be thrown away, or use your paper scraps in a creative way. 

The winner will earn the chance of a Guest DT spot here at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. And there are Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team, because choosing just one winner is so hard!  You can find all the details and guidelines HERE.

I love a good upcycling challenge, so I had a great time with this project.  Here’s a peek at my Graphic 45 Children’s Hour Birthday Planner.  It has a “sweet” faux leather cover and is filled to the brim with pockets, tags and ephemera cards.

Children's Hour Birthday Planner 02If you guessed that I used a 1# Domino Confectioner’s Sugar Box to make my album base, then you are correct!  It’s amazing what can be done with alcohol inks, texture fades, embossing powder and a little imagination, isn’t it?

I prepared a SnapGuide tutorial for you so you can follow the process step by step and make your very own faux leather album cover.
Check out How to Create a Graphic 45 Faux Leather Birthday Planner by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

This Children’s Hour Birthday Planner would make a great gift for Mother’s Day.  I created it to have 12 pockets (one for each month of the year.) Each pocket contains two tags: a large one that could serve as a birthday card/gift, and a smaller one that would be stunning as a gift tag on your birthday package.

Children's Hour Birthday Planner 06The interior is lined with papers from the collection.  The pages are a chipboard base covered with designer papers.

Children's Hour Birthday Planner 08Each pocket is brimming with gorgeous images from the Children’s Hour collection.

Children's Hour Birthday Planner 10I chose the ephemera cards that have journaling space on the back.  The edges were inked, cards were folded in half and inserted into the pockets.

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Children's Hour Birthday Planner 05The ribbon closure  and crocheted lace add old fashioned vintage charm while the Petaloo flowers represent all the colors inside the album.  I’m so glad I “rescued” that Domino Sugar box from the garbage bin!

The rest of the Frilly team have created amazing upcycled projects that will inspire you, so be sure to pop over to the F&F BLOG for even more inspiration.  I hope you’ll turn your own trash into treasure and play along with us in this fun “It’s Not Easy Being Green” challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!



22 thoughts on “Children’s Hour Birthday Planner

  1. sewpaperpaint

    I love the cool cover of this awesome mini! This piece jumped out at me in the DT post – what a wow! The insides do not disappoint! Such a delightful piece. <3

  2. Dorothy S

    Oh, my! What a fabulous project! Every page is just great.
    Thank you for your kind comments on my blog.

  3. Sara Emily

    OK, Kathy, Now I KNOW you have found the secret to cloning! This is amazing stuff, from the use of a sugar box, the beautiful texturing and coloring of the “book” cover and the details on the pages and pockets and tags, and EVERYTHING! Just an astounding project and one that I want to hold in my hands and ooooh and ahhh over! Big hugs!

  4. Rob Keogh

    Absolutely gorgeous, well done. I tried to watch the Youtube about the binding but the video is no longer available apparently. 🙁

  5. soozyb2013

    You have done it yet again my friend! How long did it take you to put this together?? You really know your stuff in the embellishing department! You rock it out the park every time. Hope you are all settled in to your new place and finding everything alright. 🙂 Moving, yuck. Hugs from Victoria, BC!

  6. Cec

    Absolutely stunning. Every page of the planner is chock full of wonderful eye candy. I am not sure where you found the time to create something with this level of detail given everything on your plate at the moment and a tutorial too but glad you did.

  7. Pamellia

    Wow Kathy, what an incredible project! Love your recycling idea and you have put so many wonderful details into this, I could stare at if for hours and keep finding new and fun things!! You sure do rock those Graphic 45 papers!! Congrats on being in the finals by the way, they’d be crazy not to choose you!! hugs and hope the move is going well. 🙂

  8. stampersuzz

    Wowzers! Gorgeous on the outside with such a clever up-cycle! And then you open it up and there are so many beautiful pages with lovely details! Wow again!

  9. Jenny Marples

    Oh Kathy that’s an awesome planner! And the snap guide tutorial was so incredibly helpful – LOVE that format! Seriously great way to use those fab papers and something to treasure after the event itself xx

  10. Kris

    OMG, if that isn’t absolutely wonderful, then I don’t know what is. I LOVE IT! So chock full of goodies, I’m going to have to peruse this for quite some time in order to take in all it’s glory. Time to get a fresh cup of tea! Thanks, Kathy. Your Birthday Planner is certainly a lovely inspiration!

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